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  • Fruits Of The Tree
    694 words
    William Blake's poem, The Poison Tree, states the basis of morality in its simplest form. Blake takes one of the toughest emotions there is to deal with anger, and blends it with the convicting power of Christianity. The proof lies in the first stanza, I was angry with my friend: / I told my wrath, my wrath did end. / I was angry with my foe: / I told it not, my wrath did grow. In the Bible, God tells his people let not the sun go down upon your wrath (Ephesians 4: 26). The speaker of the poem a...
  • Growing Anger In A Man
    384 words
    A Growing Anger "A Poison Tree" by William Blake describes the growing anger in a man because of his hatred for an adversary. Blake compares the growing of anger to the growth and the budding of a tree. Blake also makes allusions to the story of betrayal by Adam & Eve in the Garden of Eden when they eat from the sacred tree. In the poem, the narrator is describing his constantly growing anger towards his adversary, which Blake compares to the growth of a tree. Just as a tree needs sunlight to gr...
  • Blake States In His Poem
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    Sensation, imagination, and judgment are interrelated in the experience of art. Burke explains how sensation, imagination, and judgment determine the experience of pleasure and pain, and how pleasure and pain are represented by the aesthetic concepts of beauty and sublimity. Burke says that, in order to understand the origin of our ideas of the sublime and beautiful, we must examine the experience of pain and pleasure. Romantic painter Caspar David Friedrich has a painting that will leave viewer...
  • Human Abstract And Poison Tree
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    In all five of William Blake's poems there is a clear connection between the outward subjects and the deeper truths they express. The Tiger and The Lamb are actually about a wild and a tame animal, but are really about God's power in creation or the power of the natural world and the nature of God as shown in Jesus. A Poison Tree and The Human Abstract seem to be about mysterious trees with dangerous fruit, but really tell of the "opposing states of the human soul". In the Infant Sorrow the expe...
  • Blake's Tree
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    "Anger,' "wrath,' and "fear' are very prominent in the short sixteen-line piece and engulf you from the start. In this paper, there will be an argument that "A Poison Tree' is a symbol for the lack of restraint and self-control in man. An argument that Blake, if referring to himself in the poem, uses himself as the serpent from the Garden of Eden, except as a serpent with a conscious. The first stanza shows In choosing a poem from the English Romanticism era, I found one that particularly stands...

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